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1[treated as singular or plural] A body of delegates or representatives; a deputation.‘a delegation of teachers’
deputation, delegacy, legation, commissionView synonyms
- ‘The office sifts the papers coming into the department and decides most of which papers and delegations the minister should see.’
- ‘The Foreign Ministry will encourage the exchange of business delegations.’
- ‘They also hope for further union delegations to extend the links of international solidarity.’
- ‘Since then, the group has organized visits to the US for several legislative delegations.’
- ‘He led many delegations overseas to promote Victoria and to seek investment for its development.’
- ‘The exhibition is a private event with government delegations invited.’
- ‘Many delegations saw the steering groups as an extra layer in an already overburdened hierarchy.’
- ‘The international delegations were made especially welcome and placed right near the head of the march.’
- ‘We offer services to identify agents and arrange appointments for business development delegations.’
- ‘The biggest job for us is to manage all the people involved, whether it be the delegations, the police, the government and so on.’
- ‘A committee has also been set up to monitor delegations, ensuring that they meet protocol requirements.’
- ‘Groups around Britain are organising delegations to send to the conference.’
- ‘Negotiations began between delegations of the three parties on the formation of an Executive.’
- ‘Other workers should organise delegations to council picket lines in every area.’
- ‘At the same time, each of the four delegations present includes Pashtun representation.’
- ‘Large numbers of trade unionists went on the anti-war demonstrations, but not in general as organised delegations.’
- ‘That's something I heard on a continuous basis when I met with American delegations.’
- ‘But there is no automatic right of Scottish representation in UK delegations.’
- ‘We get delegations of people who come to look at the store from different countries.’
- ‘Activists are also organising to get big delegations of students.’
2[mass noun] The action or process of delegating or being delegated.‘the delegation of power to the district councils’
assignment, entrusting, giving, committal, devolution, deputation, transferenceView synonyms
- ‘You have to trust them, you have to give them the power and delegation in terms of personnel finance and likewise other areas.’
- ‘One of the roles of the new committee is to appoint the UK delegation to general assemblies.’
- ‘The delegation of regulatory powers to a transnational network is likely to raise even stronger doubts.’
- ‘The delegation of those powers is a trend in the right direction, as provided for by this bill.’
- ‘It appears that the trustees' power of delegation cannot be excluded by the settler.’
- ‘A moment's thought will indicate why delegation of power to make regulations has been necessary.’
- ‘It contains a very comprehensive delegation of powers, including a power to sell or rent property.’
- ‘There's no vote and no delegation of power to experts or a committee by the group.’
- ‘The Government was right to realise the need for more delegation of powers from Whitehall.’
Early 17th century (denoting the action or process of delegating; also in the sense ‘delegated power’): from Latin delegatio(n-), from delegare send on a commission (see delegate).
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